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A Mother's Kitchen MAG

September 17, 2008
By Sandy Pleeter SILVER, South Plainfield, New Jersey
Sandy Pleeter SILVER, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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The golden floor
Remains interred
In evanescent flour,
Which, like wispy clouds,
Will sway
When rustled by
A mother’s heel.
Chairs like sacred mountaintops
Surround the island’s shores
And slide across the vast expanse
When prodded by
A mother’s hip.
On placemats caked with sugar crystals,
Crispy crumbs, and syrup swamps,
The cookbook sports a recipe
That’s often viewed,
Yet unfulfilled,
At mercy of
A mother’s care.
A spoon that oozes gooey dough
Rockets like tornados’ winds
Around the bowl when jolted by
The twirling of
A mother’s hand.
Beeping shatters peaceful air,
And soon the son is sighing
As silky chocolate coats his tongue
And rushes down his throat,
The products of,
And children to,
A mother’s gentle touch.
The pungent scent of cinnamon
Wavers through the night,
When drifting from
The portal to
Caresses of
A mother’s kitchen.

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on Nov. 19 2011 at 4:28 pm
brynnibooo BRONZE, Huntington, West Virginia
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This is great! wonderful imagery! I can picture it perfectly! Check out and rate some of my poems! Thanks and great job!

Swanson said...
on Apr. 6 2011 at 12:14 pm
I liked this poem beacuse it reminded me of my mother when she is in the kitchen ncooking and it is one of my favorite memories

GoldSage said...
on Feb. 24 2011 at 10:12 pm
This seems so true to my grandma's house. It's almost like my mom or grandma or my aunt are never out of the kitchen.

Danica SILVER said...
on Jul. 23 2010 at 2:20 pm
Danica SILVER, Avondale, Arizona
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Favorite Quote:
"It is our choices, that show who we truly are, far more than our abilities." -- Albus Dumbledore

Wow!  Haha, I don't even know what else to say.  This was just incredible, my favorite I've read so far.  Your imagery is really beautiful :)

on Jul. 5 2010 at 2:31 pm
bbygurl21 PLATINUM, Boston, Massachusetts
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Favorite Quote:
sticks n stones my brick my bones but words cant

i love this poem so much :)♥♥♥<3

on Mar. 6 2010 at 2:43 pm
sonnysulouff BRONZE, Clarendon Hills, Illinois
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Great job! So descriptive, and I love the metaphors! :)

shaber said...
on Dec. 22 2008 at 11:03 am
xcellent .go ahead with er work buddy

on Dec. 6 2008 at 4:25 am
This is really touching. The consistent metaphors and similes that are brought into it throughout develop an amazing imagery.

yum said...
on Dec. 6 2008 at 1:14 am

on Dec. 5 2008 at 7:30 pm
Well written. Lot's of good sense use and descriptions.

Not every Mom is like that though.

JJ500 said...
on Dec. 5 2008 at 5:29 pm
That poem really put a detailed picture in my head! AMAZING!!!

tweedle dee said...
on Dec. 5 2008 at 2:12 pm
wow i like this its great... reminds me of my mom and my grandma too!